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the united states agrees to see damascus chemically disarm and will decide on its strike afterwards it's raising concerns perhaps whether obama has lost his appetite for war. support both at home and abroad. and a un report both regime forces. are coming up on the program here on a speech to those making a pilgrimage to syria to join the great. crew from the international space station successfully coming to an end as the soyuz capsule lands on the steps of. economics saying it wants to turn the u.
one into a fully fledged alternative to both the dollar and you. thanks for joining us on the program today. live on r.t. coming to you from moscow. now it looks like president obama is toning things down after weeks of bombastic statements threats that the syrian government deserves a u.s. military strike in an address to his nation which according to recent polls is against america getting involved in a brand new war he agreed it to give way to diplomacy first. we saw president obama engaged in verbal acrobatics with a message that many americans will find very confusing he was forcefully pushing the idea that strikes against syria are necessary asking the american people to
support him at the same time he will say maybe they will not be necessary and maybe diplomacy can work he was referring to russia's proposal for seriously give up its chemical weapons take a listen it's too early to tell whether this offer will succeed in any agreement must to verify that the assad regime keeps its commitments but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force particularly because russia is one of assad's strongest allies. i have therefore asked the leaders of congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this diplomatic path this spring that president obama is now putting on russia's proposal is that a diplomatic solution only came because he threatened force but as much as the u.s. president is now trying to capitalize on that line of thought it's important to remember what preceded this proposal president obama was facing congress that was most likely to vote no on his war initiative because american people overwhelmingly
oppose military action against syria and they've been barred their representatives with calls demanding that they vote no so he had congress the american people against him on bad be easy you was not going along the u.n. has been against such in the lidl action given all this many saw this diplomatic opening as a life raft if you will for president obama who with his military threat says basically boxing itself into a corner we've heard call for strip him of the nobel peace prize for not showing enough initiative to find a diplomatic solution while now the administration is saying secretary kerry is dismissive for marg on monday which russia picked up on was not really a rhetorical gaffe and that there was a strategy behind it yet by the way here's more about the strategy i've spoken to the leaders of two of our closest allies france in the united kingdom and we will work together in consultation with russia and china to put forward a resolution at the u.n. security council requiring assad to give up his chemical weapons and to ultimately
destroy them under international control. i will also give you one inspectors the opportunity to report their findings about what happened on august twenty first it was interesting to hear president obama talk about the u. when and inspector considering that his administration was largely dismissive of the u.n. effort all the way trying to discredit the work of u.n. inspectors and refusing to show the u.n. security council the classified evidence that washington says it has against the assad government what it looks like the future of this resolution of this proposal will be at about who the judgment on whether or not the proposal is working will belong to is it going to be the u.s. which has a track record of jumping to bombs as a first option or the international community which has a real interest in resolving the crisis in syria and making sure that the weapons are not used again another prospect of american strike against syria has revealed
deep public and political councilors within the us putting president obama in a very uncomfortable position that's the belief of minimal action right or has been extensively writing on the matter well we see the most the most powerful man in the birth the us american president being complete lonely with his position we see the mongering is coming from the western governments especially from the u.s. government but he doesn't have any support of the population we see also the vote mongering by the way by the mainstream media but barack obama knows very well that even if the congress permits a military strike military aggression against syria it would be maybe with a very small my jaw rooty so he would have to govern a split nation already no use governing the split nation so he has to delay this so that this doesn't come out now he's in the very very difficult in
a very weak position right now. president obama's seemingly reluctant yes to the diplomatic option could be an optimistic sign but according to russia this can only work out if washington scraps its plans for war a bit earlier today i spoke to our tease and he said now i. syria has agreed to give up its chemical weapons this is a game changer it's a way out for the u.s. and also a chance for diplomacy in the syrian crisis something that seemed almost impossible just a week ago but according to russia in order for it to work the threat of force needs to be taken off the table. in with lou surely appreciate even with so serious because that i mean we've heard of positive reaction from syria to the chemical weapons destruction offer we're now hoping that our syrian colleagues will make a responsible decision to put their stockpiles under control agreed to destroy them enjoying the chemical weapons nonproliferation treaty no doubt it can only work if we get the u.s.
and its allies to agree not to use force clearly this option is being taken very seriously by the u.s. it was first discussed by putin and obama and will now move forward this week between surrogate love rove and john kerry but deal with those opportunities present them soon most of the votes of we did talk about the since you had the g. twenty summit and we agreed that it will work in that direction and we'll have the secretary of state and russian foreign minister to try and move this forward it's up to top diplomats now to try to move this proposal forward this week what many see as a last chance for a step towards peace in the syrian conflict and while syria's chemical weapons disarmament is widely seen as a good idea there's still no complete unity at the u.n. security council russia has rejected attempts to invoke chapter seven of the u.n. charter to the document which would allow for the handover of the arsenal to international control though it's because it implies the use of force let's see how
it's been used in the past here in r.t. and give you a bit of a broader picture the chapter we're talking about is sore nato war planes bombing libya two years ago all under the pretext of out of a humanitarian intervention it also gave the green light to involvement in the iraq and kuwait conflict and. he won in fact it also cleared the way for the invasion of iraq some twelve years later going back quite a bit to the nineteen fifties and this part of the un charter also became the basis for the korean war but the turn of events recently means that president obama is unlikely to be able to deliver the same call to arms as his predecessors my fellow citizens my fellow americans i want to talk to you today about brutal massacre in iraq kosovo. our armed forces against writing selected targets of military importance to diffuse a powder keg at the heart of europe to help bring peace to get the food through may god bless our country. and all who defend her. now rebels foreign jihadists and
government troops have been condemned by a un report which found them all guilty of war crimes including civilian massacres and indiscriminate shelling meanwhile international mercenaries and militants continue to flood the country convinced they are carrying out the will of god what forces men to such extremes for national has been investigating i this may look like an ordinary farewell amongst friends but the man in the long as lama coat is a suicide bomber leaving on his final journey. this is his last conversation with his elder brother in a car that is supposed to take him to the rules of the central prison in aleppo syria and then explode sending him to paradise according to his beliefs these clips were found on a laptop taken from one demand seen in the food age who is now in a syrian prison. he calls himself round and says he came to syria from the former
soviet republic to fight. a group called murat approached me a year ago and convinced me that muslims in syria are being oppressed and killed and that i should go and take up arms against assad for world jihad and help establish a caliphate that will extend worldwide to europe america and everywhere his necke to into syria last january through turkey in istanbul two men who said they were from al qaida met him and accompanied him to syria where he joined a large woman brigade run by an egyptian jihad is my job was mainly to prepare bombs for cars the rim any people all from different countries our teachers showed us how to make bombs which ingredients to use and how exactly to cook it. one of his recent assignments was a little prison bowman last may the man you saw in the fan well he did was driving the car that russian prepared russian brought his entire family to syria including
his five year old son on this video the militant shows his boy how to make a bomb they say after a father dies the son should continue the jihad i don't know what al are prepared for me but we have to finish what we started we spoke to russian at the air force intelligence jail next to military at porting damascus in the cells. to meet all. the prisoners here are mainly charged with either terry smith or spying. this newly built unit can accommodate up to two hundred people and already it's almost full. in the jails backyard an officer tells us not to get too close as the prisoners could be dangerous there are people here from syria yemen iraq jordan egypt and palestine but many came from europe as well. algerian with a french passport ammar has spent most of his life in france where he married a french woman and leave
a normal life that changed after he was recruited by an islamic group with the kind of ties calling for jihad in syria. i volunteered i went in of refugees camp there i met a salafi group and i trained with them for about two and a half months and then we illegally crossed the border into syria. under says as a son of the a fundamental muslim he had to get involved. with so much sunni syrian brothers suffering here i saw in al-jazeera arabic another channels the kids are also suffering i took up arms and i was ready to use them but when i came here i didn't see the enemy in a separate building they show west weapons including handmade bombs and green maids seized from middle. these are the instruments of global jihad that chase syria as a battlefield to bring in foreign fighters and violence this prison may be full but beyond the walls really men with many causes remain free to continue their fight.
damascus syria and it's your opinion we're always hungry for here at r.t. you can join our discussions at r.t. dot com with where we're asking right now what the result of syria's chemical disarmament could be let's bring up the numbers here from r.t. and see how you're you're voting from the website for this hour the numbers have changed a bit though still the majority saying sixty three percent thinking that the u.s. and its allies perhaps will just wait until assad's arsenals remove then they'll strike anyway seventeen percent saying the international measure won't prevent the further use of illegal agents into the yellow thirteen percent saying that the war will continue the without the chemical weapons but a minimum of seven percent saying oh yeah it will work it will become a sort of peace talks between government and rebel officials we're still taking your vote at r.t. dot com right now please don't hesitate to get involved or for the main one here
meantime here are after a very very short break we're going to be hearing about the crew of a space capsule getting their feet back on terra firma also there how election hopefuls are going after the grassroots vote in germany. new york london. on the end. of the end of the street another one the more transparent society gets the money has become we see military and police forces mobilized against people who blend into the city the city the more people trust electronic devices the more.
as a. hierarchy. we can with. the consent you. choose to. choose the stories that impact. choose. to. thank you for joining us here on our coming to you live from moscow. capsule has successfully returned three crew members from the international space station back to. the steps of kazakhstan it was a three and a half hour journey i should say from. a wrapping up a mission that lasted for almost half a year. correspondent. one u.s.
astronaut chris cassidy and two russian cosmonauts grabbed off and alexander missouri qin are back safely on earth after their five months in space they seem well having been fished out of their soyuz capsule which parachuted down onto the step in kazakstan they were then wrapped in thermal blankets and began their climatized ation back to conditions on earth up there for five months orbiting around they took part in a number of space walks to help maintain the international space station the size of a football pitch that floating spacecraft and also in involved in around forty different experiments looking at everything from the effects of zero gravity on organisms and also on the on different materials to to physical experiments such as new equipment brought up to the to the space station and looking at how well the
space station itself is doing and bearing up to the rigors of zero gravity and and orbiting around earth there are three crewmembers now remaining up on the space station they'll be joined by three more shortly bringing the space station back up to its complement of six but for the moment we can all be glad that those those three crew of the i assess are back safely on earth. now as politicians in germany are getting serious about getting out the vote. speaks to the candidates from little known groups trying to pierce the vice like grip of the major parties hold over national politics it's all ahead of parliamentary elections later this month coming up in the program here on r.t. . also turkey slipping back into violence as hundreds wreak havoc in the country blaming the police for the death of an anti government activist urging the public
to restart and governor. riots. for now not content with its already spectacular economic rise china is vowing reform upon reforms to guaranteed continued fortune according to the country's premier cutting red tape and establishing the uighurs as a world currency those are the top priorities and today we'll also see the opening of the seventh annual meeting of the new champions economic summit that's become synonymous with china's rising star with a host of artie's venture capital katie pilbeam has this report. china's fishing town of dalia welcome global leaders and finance heavyweights today for what has come to be known as the summer doubles the three day annual meeting of the new champions of the world economic forum as it officially titers will feature all the double settlements the global leaders the business heavyweights on the save the world policy is just. bought with the forever of valving global economy and china's
increasing economic power in contrast years growth this asia event really highlights the economic shift east despite a recent slow downturn as economy is still posting enviable growth figures just this week china's industrial production rose by more than expected in august along with actually output and retail sales the latest signs that the world's second largest economy is still robust so with china demonstrating a resilient economy this begs the question why have a world economic forum in europe sure where greed is astounded is the flowers on the mountain tops added to this following on from the g twenty summit pieces about the foundations of the one hundred billion dollars bric development bank we decided now this bank will rival the i.m.f. the world bank will concentrate on supporting the developing world so the tensions
focus east the remote ski resort of dov also even more isolated is the financially continue to warm up to asia north korea problem right now among the reforms promised by the new government are efforts to combat corruption or improve infrastructure and regulate markets and the thought of power from peking university i spoke to him a bit earlier it feels there's still an awful long journey ahead from beijing. there are a lot of things through the economy it's actually been a lot of other things in china like the political maturity and social problems that still loom large in china and one of the toppers actually at the global forum in this these days is also work ethics you know china wants to have a stake in making the rules are fair game and shaping them in the future i think it's perfectly reasonable to think that the chinese want to see their currency to become the next work currency basis and of course at the moment it's purchasing
more and more gold this also plays into this sort of china. for what actually took control of the world currency and to replace it with the euro yes always a plenty more for you online right now including british police shocking the public since two thousand and nine you can read about the latest report on how the relationship between the u.k.'s bobby use and taser have been getting closer ever closer in recent years. i don't know half measures for this russian mayor from the republic of dagestan he's actually seen as one of the top crime lords there but the police have seized his rocket launcher fearing it could be used to create a big boom those details on the website right now. for the meantime on the program there's been another night of clashes in turkey hundreds of protesters taking to the streets after the funeral of a student who died of what was claimed to be
a bout of police brutality demonstrators accuse security forces of firing it to gas canister that fatally hit the twenty two year old in the head of the he put it is participated in one of the anti-government rallies are the students killings calls to bring new anti government riots that have actually calmed down since june and for that they mirror an associate professor at the university of oklahoma he believes the government is playing with fire when it comes to applying so much force to public dissent. it has becoming increasingly clear is that there are government cannot tolerate any dissent what's railer and they have no problem using the police while us as long as they aren't erbitux. and and here again their government is again is in the police tear gas and water cannons and in fact the initial autopsy results of the lid to step shows clearly dead he was shot by a tear gas or in an outside object later down falling from a building and killing himself i think there's only one party to play amongst
a girl and one in suppression of peaceful protests or but i must say he's playing with fire and did the country's high do i did now if not more than an hour. now in germany is a campaign season it's in full swing just two weeks now national parliamentary elections politicians well they're out and about having babies and scrounging for votes the political field is dominated by the major groups like the leftist social democrats and of course i'm glad merkel's christian democratic union and its art is part of all of our reports candidates for some smaller parties and making inroads in the rural areas as they look to try and force their way onto the national stage . on the campaign trail hoping to strike a chord. and officially with us we convince that we have to get a say and a higher level and we end up having to pay for this big decisions so we want to be part of the process. free voters are
a grassroots political organization they're opposed to the major german parties they claim look out for the interests of big business over those voters we don't have the big money the other parties have for commercials for leaflets etc we mostly pay it ourselves the candidates pay it because we cannot raise so much funds . also because we don't tolerate lobbyists and most of their support comes from rural areas where people feel ignored by the bureaucracy in berlin the party has its own influencing decisions far beyond the very a though they want to see struggling eurozone countries be able to reissue their own currencies to help tackle inflation as well as end bailouts it's home the u.s. bank is still is bailed out by the state we don't want this any longer we don't want banks to be bailed out by the taxpayer small parties like this one are unlikely to cause too much concern for chancellor angela merkel however three
voters are convinced that they can draw support from those who've become disillusioned with the more established political parties. in big parties. this is flow from top to bottom and with these guys everyone can bring their ideas to the table right now each person's opinion counts yeah putting in. i think small parties that are not spoiled yet are very important we need different points of view out there. but i know these small parties are not playing the game if they can get into a coalition with they can have a real influence. in the two thousand and eight varian state elections free voters picked up just over ten percent of the vote this time they're aiming to go further the others they have a lot of money so we have the members and we have the spirit how much that spirit converts into votes we'll find out on september the twenty second when germans go
to the polls peter all over r.t. the very hard to india we go to open up the r.t. world update now for protests have erupted out at the courthouse where four men were convicted of the rape and murder of a young woman in the capital of a twenty three year old was viciously assaulted on a bus in new delhi in december last year after a judge said that he reached the decision partly on a statement given by the victim shortly before she died four men are due to be sentenced today where they faced death by hanging. emergency crews in australia are fighting for major fires sweeping close to the west of sydney and helicopters are being brought in to try to douse the flames they are being fanned by strong winds and high temperatures and investigation has been launched into what sparked the blaze is it is thought for now though that a fire control operation could actually be to blame. reported a car bomb has ripped through the foreign ministry building in the libyan city of
benghazi is not yet known if anyone was hurt in the attack it comes a year to the day after the american ambassador and three star four killed during an assault by militants on the u.s. consulate in exactly the same city. it's been a pleasure having you with us here at all to today on rover sushi in moscow you it's here and now is time but for now i would say you see t.v. cameras watching you every step of the most advanced security gear in place around the world how do terrorists still stay off the radar and carry out their deadly attacks the documentary is next. live.
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